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Alfa Romeo 8C Spider (2009-2010)

The Alfa Romeo 8C Spider is a modern classic. Under the bonnet is a Ferrari sourced 8 cylinder 4.7-litre engine producing 450 horsepower, matched to a 6-speed robotic gearbox. Produced in a limited edition of 500 cars in Modena at the Maserati facility with a two layer electrically operated fabric roof supported by a carbon fibre windshield frame.

While it might come as a surprise that the 8C Spider doesn’t handle quite as well as you might expect, none of that really matters when you notice how stunningly beautiful the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider is. It looks great from every angle and most motoring journalists will agree that this is the closest the modern car industry has got to a work of art.

It sounds a good as it looks with a vocal V8 singing throughout the rev range. the massive stopping power of the Carbon-ceramic brakes is notable, helped by the car’s light weight. The limited production run were snapped up quickly and are set to become sought after modern classics mostly hidden away in private collections.

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Details

Production Dates2009-2010
Length 4381 mm / 172 in
Width 1894 mm / 75 in
Height 1308 mm / 51 in
Wheelbase 2646 mm / 104 in
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 litres / 23.2 US gal
Warranty 3 years or 60,000 miles


Fuel type Super Unleaded
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine type V8
Engine Capacity 4691 cc
Power 450@7000 bhp
Torque 354@4750 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-speed semi-automatic
Kerb Weight 1675 kg / 3693 lb
UK Retail Price from £174,000
UK Insurance Group 20


Max speed (manual) 181 mph / 291 kph
0-60mph (manual) - seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 4.5 seconds

Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (manual) 17.3 mpg / 16.3 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (manual) 377 g/km

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